Streaming a Live Camera

Looking to stream from set? Here are a couple of ways to make it happen

Note: This is an evolving use case, and we will update this page as we learn more from our clients. If you have insight to share, please reach out to [email protected] We'd love to hear from you!

Live-streaming

Based on our experience, there are a few options to stream from set:

Video Village setup: Camera feed exits Video Village via an SDI output into a USB-3 interface that connects to a laptop streaming Evercast.

DIT cart setup: Camera feed exits the DIT cart via an SDI output into a USB-3 interface that connects to a laptop streaming Evercast.

Evercast-direct multi-cam setup: Using a USB hub, Evercast is able to capture four independent camera feeds. As an example use case, Evercast-direct multi-cam setup has been used for table reads.

Capturing audio

For both Video Village and DIT cart setups, the best way we’ve found to capture audio is to use a splitter at the headphone source (either ¼in stereophone or 3.5mm mini). The splitter takes the headphone feed and sends it to an inexpensive 4-channel USB-out mixer and plugs into the laptop streaming Evercast.

For a single camera shoot in which you are not using Video Village or a DIT cart, the audio can be captured directly from the camera’s USB-out or HDMI-out (assuming the camera has a built-in or external microphone). You may be able to capture audio and video directly from the camera in the same feed (i.e. with a Canon 5D). Some cameras may have an NDI interface, which would eliminate having to combine audio and video from separate sources.

Happy streaming!